February 15, 2012 3.16 pm This story is over 115 months old

Unemployment in Lincoln rises by 6%

Unemployment: There are 200 more people unemployed in Lincoln in the space of a month, but the city is still better off than the national rate.

Around 200 more people have become unemployed in Lincoln and its surrounding villages in January according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Unemployment has risen by 6% in a month with 3,384 people now claiming unemployment benefits, which is almost 5% of the city’s working population.

Men are worse off in Lincoln with over 70% of the people claiming benefits in the city being male.

There are currently 16,032 people claiming unemployment benefit in Lincolnshire which is an 8% increase in January, but the unemployment percentage of the working population is only 3.7%.

Lincoln is doing better than national trends, which show UK unemployment at 2.67 million, a rate of 8.4%, the worst for 16 years.

Photo: Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite

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